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21 Fun Things To Do in LA With Kids This Weekend, Nov 30-Dec 2

There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend includes Hansel & Gretel, Beverly Hills BOLD Holidays, Hanukkah Festivals, Enchanted Forest of Light, Culture & Friendship Festival, A Very Merry Magic Mania, ICE at Santa Monica, and much much more!

135 North Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Now - Dec 15th

The production of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel is a marvelous confection of fairy-tale creatures, enchanting sets and spellbinding special effects. After being send into the haunted forest by their mother to pick strawberries, the young Hansel and Gretel fall prey to its biggest terror. Captivated by a strange house made of candy and gingerbread the hungry children soon start nibbling, only to realize that this is the house of the wicked Witch, who loves to cook children and eat them. Will they outsmart her and escape the woods? Find out in this folk-inspired sugary hit! Tickets start from $16 per person.

Beverly Hills BOLD Holidays Beverly Canon Gardens 241 N. Canon Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Nov 30th

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy live holiday music at Beverly Cañon Gardens this Friday with the family. The performance is part of the BOD holiday festivities happening throughout the season in the city of Beverly Hills, and is free to public.

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Dec 2nd

11:00 - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah at Skirball Cultural Center. Get on your feet for musical performances, sing along with roaming musicians, join dance leaders, and enjoy the uplifting vocals of the choir Urban Voices Project. You get to create a little light of your own, and decorate chocolate Hanukkah gelt. Gather ’round to hear to the Hanukkah tale brought to life in English and Spanish. Enjoy Zeidler’s Café’s popular lunch menu including special Hanukkah dishes such as latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Zeidler’s Cart will also be open throughout the festival, offering holiday treats and its usual fare of fresh salads and sandwiches. Doors open at 10:00 am.

5333 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Now - Jan 6th

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition is more brilliant than ever this year! Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, view real reindeer, visit with Santa, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies.

The Original Farmers Market

6333 W. Third St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Dec 2nd

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah at The Original Farmers Market on December 2nd from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm with the lighting of a giant Lego menorah, music and arts and crafts.

Culture & Friendship Festival The Riveter 4505 Glencoe Ave.

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Dec 1st

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy music, arts & crafts, red carpet, photo booth, giveaways and a fashion show at the Culture & Friendship Festival this Saturday. There will be special treats, demos, and pop-ups by some of favorite indie artisans & designers. This event is free and open to public, but you need to register online.

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Now - Dec 23rd

Saturday & Sundays at 7:30 pm

A Very Merry Magic Mania features the very best magicians and variety acts from The Magic Castle, America's Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, Wizard Wars, and more. The show runs about 75 min and features world-famous magic and variety acts. This show is for all ages but mostly recommended for kids 7 & up. Tickets start at $25 per person. (use code merry for $25 tickets)

1324 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Now - Dec 31st

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into Ice at Santa Monica, into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa Monica, an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink. Admission & Skate rentals are $15. Locker Rental are $10 with $5 refund upon key return. Hot dogs, cocoa, and other snacks

are available for purchase.

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Dec 1 - Dec 22nd

Aquarium Holidays features special holiday décor, a display of gingerbread houses, snow fall in the Great Hall, and the Aquarium’s costumed characters in their holiday outfits. Visitors can also enjoy shopping and a special holiday menu offered daily in Café Scuba. On weekends the Aquarium will have a snow play area, underwater shows with Santa Diver, children’s crafts, photo opportunities with Santa and holiday characters, and Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel.

The Old Lodge

2002 Stadium Way

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Now - Dec 30th

LA's first winter themed tubing park is back with awesome new activities. The Festivities include Falling Snow Flurries, Multiple Tubing Lanes, Winter Skating Rink, Penguin Lounge, Animated Penguin Light Path, Giant Snow Globe Photo Booth, Games, and More. Food and Drinks are available for purchase. (Cost: $12+)

Grand Park’s Winter Glow Grand Park 200 N. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dec 1st - Dec 25th

Grand Park’s Winter Glow is an immersive nighttime art experience that is taking over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays. Make new holiday memories strolling with your family through this 12-acre art, projection and light display, exhibit and installation and experience the wonder of Grand Park lit up like never before. Familiar pathways will lead to exciting new discoveries as the latest in light and projection technology transforms spaces in the park. This experience is free and open to public.

Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave

Los Angeles, CA 91007

Now - Jan 6th

A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.



The Second City

6560 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dec 2nd - Dec 3rd

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fun and appropriate for all ages, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, is great for the whole family, and was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine! Because there’s a rotating cast you’ll see a different cast and games each week. (Cost: $5)

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 91011

Now - Jan 6th

Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. Tickets range from $28-$30 for the general public, and $23–$25 for Descanso Gardens members. For additional fee, you can have dinner with the family at The Maple, and enter the Enchanted experience after you dine.

1367 North St. Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dec 2nd

2:00 pm

See the show everyone has been raving about! When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. As they follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard and find their way home, Dorothy and Toto come upon a rubber-legged Scarecrow that needs a brain, a kindly Tin Man missing a heart, and a lovable Cowardly Lion who wants courage.

Together they battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys until Glinda the Good Witch helps them get to the Emerald City. Will the great and powerful Oz grant Dorothy and her friends their wishes? Find out in this dazzling musical filled with wonderful songs and thrill after thrill. Tickets are $15 per person.



Dec 2nd

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Annual CicLavia is happening this Sunday, December 2nd in Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. CicLAvia is not a race! There's no starting point or finish line - begin where you like and enjoy the day your way. This event is free and open to public.

1313 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92802, USA

Now - Jan 6th

Holiday celebration has returned with wonder, joy and, of course, plenty of magic in both Parks. Gather together to enjoy the heartwarming delights of live music, dance and holiday-inspired performances, meet Santa and his joyful elves at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and much more.

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Now - Jan 6th

Knott's Berry Farm rolls out the lavish holiday decorations, a crafts fair, festive food and nightly snow in Ghost Town -- and that's in addition to all of its thrilling attractions across its 160 acres of family fun -- as it transforms into Knott's Merry Farm. See the Peanuts Gang on ice and visit Santa's Christmas Cabin, where everyone can share their wish list with jolly ol' St. Nick.

800 Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Now - Jan 7th

The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE's Microsoft Square from now through January 7th. Skate your way into the holiday season at The LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink.

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Now – Jan 6th

Share memorable holiday experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood starting this weekend. Celebrate the holidays in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where Hogsmeade is transformed with festive décor and new nightly snowfall, and experience a holiday spectacle with dazzling lights and music at The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.

350 W Hillcrest Dr.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Now - Dec 31st

FunBox is an interactive, brightly-colored maze of over 20 large art installations centered around the celebration of toys and other childhood favorites. Over 60,000 individual items were used to create this toy-themed pop-up experience. This will make kids go bonkers and adults feel like they are 5 again. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for kids.


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Photo Credit: LA Times: Hansel & Gretel Production

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